A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
1/10/1931 BBC gets the Scoop
January 10, 1931. On this day a new serial appeared on BBC radio. The Scoop was a twelve-part story with each chapter written and read by a member of the Detection Club. Dorothy L. Sayers started the game on this night, followed a week later by Agatha Christie. Among the best known names that followed were Ronald Knox, Anthony Berkeley and E.C. Bentley.